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Magicshine MTL 30 (2019) review

2019
Cree XP-L2 LED
1000 lm output
30500 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Magicshine MTL 30 (MTL30) released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 30500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 349 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Magicshine MTL 30 (MTL30) specifications

Brand
Magicshine
Name
MTL 30
Type
MTL30
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 145 user votes.
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Launch
2019
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
123 g
Length
147 mm
Body diameter
25 mm
Head diameter
34 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of MTL 30 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The MTL 30 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XP-L2 LED
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
AR coated glass
Switch
electronic side, mechanical rear

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
1000 lm
Intensity
30500 cd
Throw
349 m
CD/LM factor
30.5

Software

The MTL 30 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The MTL 30 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes
4 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The MTL 30 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. This light does not have temperature control feature.

Battery
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
no
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The performance of the Magicshine MTL 30 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Magicshine MTL 30, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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